Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Home for Lydia

GIVEAWAY

CHAPMAN, VANETTA
A HOME FOR LYDIA

A Home for Lydia, the second book in a new romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, centers again on the Plain community of Pebble Creek and the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways.

Aaron Troyer simply wants to farm like his father and grandfather before him. But instead he finds himself overseeing the family's small group of guest cabins nestled along the banks of Pebble Creek. That also means he must work with the cabins' housekeeper, Lydia Fisher.

Lydia is the most outspoken Amish woman Aaron has ever met, and she has strong opinions about how the guest cabins are to be run. She also desperately needs this job. Though sparks fly between boss and employee at first, when the cabins are robbed, nothing is more important to Aaron than making sure Lydia is safe.

Together they work to make the vacation property profitable, but can they find out the identity of the culprit before more damage is done? And is Lydia's dream of a home of her own more than just a wish and a prayer?

My Review:

A blessing of a read. Think Waltons with an Amish twist. And by that I'm referring to exceptional writing that delivers a heartwarming multi-generational story with so many touching moments that stirred my soul. I had to stop reading and just savor beautiful snippets of scenes that shot a thrill right through me even as they confirmed the blessing of family and the strength in friendships.

Gabe and Miriam and Grace Miller are back (A Promise for Miriam), this time providing support to the hero and heroine, Lydia and Aaron. No worries if you haven't met the Millers yet, Chapman does a wonderful job of settling old characters into new plots. But getting a glimpse into Gabe and Miriam's future is an enticing bonus.

Aaron and Lydia easily carry the story though -- right from their first fiery altercation. And there's so many layers to their tale, all of them liberally sprinkled with humour. A read that will fuel your spirits and warm your heart long after you finish 'the end'.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Home for Lydia, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 31 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

62 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the review! Blessings ...

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway> I have been wanting to read this book.
    Blessings
    joeym11ATfrontierDOTcom

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  3. Oh perfect then! I always LOVED The Waltons and I LOVE all things Amish, so this sounds like a winner to me!! I thank you for the chance to win this book! It sounds wonderful! God Bless!

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  4. I can not wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  5. I love Amish fiction. I have read some of Vanetta's books and I want to be friends with her characters. Thanks for the giveaway. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  6. Id love to be entered for this book.
    cathyann40@Yahoo.com

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  7. i would love to win this book. houswifeatgmaildotcom

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  8. Please and thank you for the opportunity.
    okiemare@gmail.com

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  9. I really want this novel to add to my library. Please pick me. I love Amish fiction!

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  10. I LOVED this book immensely! I passed my book on to a friend for her to read!

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  11. I too am a Amish reader...and admirer.....vrush729(at)aol (dot)com have a great time with this giveaway, they are always fun

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  12. I love all your work.. Keep it up!

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  13. I would love to win this book. I enjoy reading Amish fiction books
    amhengst at verizon dot net

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  14. I enjoy your books so much.....I cannot put them down once I begin to read, and you become so involved in the characters lives,and always leaves you feeling a little sad once you have finished reading.....thank you for you work......

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  15. I would love to win a copy of this book.
    Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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  16. Iam looking forward to reading this.... loved the first one. bettysunflower at hotmail dot com

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  17. I would love to win your book! Thanks! kayhiltonATcomcastDOTnet

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  18. Great review. I look forward to reading this latest novel by Ms. Chapman.

    TCuevas@iccable.com

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  19. I would love to win!
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  20. Thanks Kav for this review of Vannetta's new book. I'm sure hoping to win this time. Love Vannetta. She is a sweet lady. I wish her the best with her books. I would like to put my name in for this drawing.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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  21. Love, love, love Vannetta's books! I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

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  22. Your excellent review drew me into their story & now reading "A Home for Lydia" is on my 'Must Read' list!
    lldietz(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  23. Thank you for the chance to win. This looks like a good book.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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  24. I have recently found your books and love reading them. Most of my reading is done on my kindle or my iphone. I would love to find another book to read.

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  25. Love, love, love all of your books!! My Kindle is full of them. All things Amish.....so relaxing, so poignant, so wonderful!! Thank you for your insight and sharing your innermost thoughts with us!! God bless!!
    Jane Staiger
    jane1535@gmail.com

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  26. Amish books are a favorite of mine and I like the multi-generational aspect of the book.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  27. thanks for the chance to read this novel

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  28. I love Amish books and love the review . Sounds like it is very good. I would love to be entered in the give away for A Home For Lydia .Thank you for the give away.
    Elizabeth
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Great review...I really loved this book :)

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  30. I loved reading your review. I would love to win.

    deamundy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Loved the first in this series, can't wait to read this one....love this author!

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  32. Would love to win the book. Thanks for the chance. God Bless.
    donnac.taylor@hotmail.com

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  33. Kav, I know any novel you put on your blog will be a great read (no pressure there) and I loved the interview. Thanks for the chance to win

    mitziUNDERSCOREwanhamATyahooDOTcom

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  34. Kav, thanks for the giveaway, I love to read amish stories and have been wanting to read this one...
    thanks for the interview shared.
    Paula O(kyflo130atyahoodotcom

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  35. Wow -- glad to see there are so many Vannetta Chapman fans out there! Good luck everyone!!!

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  36. Have read many of your books, love them all.
    I'd like to win this book. A Home for Lydia.
    Thank You and God Bless,
    Carolyn Jefferson
    carolynj63@att.net

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  37. I would love to win this book. Shaun srpaulsen3ATgmailDOTcom

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  38. I love Amish Fiction!! I have read one book by Vanetta Chapman before and could not stop reading. I got very involved in the issues of the story. So I want to say "Thank you so much!"
    Vanetta.

    And thank you for your great review and this giveaway.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  39. Good luck Carol, Shaun and Carolyn!

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  40. This book sounds like a fun book to read. Thank you for offering a copy!
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  41. Sounds like another winner !! I would love to have a copy of this book. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  42. Good luck Kay and Mary Ellen. It's a dream of a read!

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  43. I would love to read her book, her books are great!


    Liz
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  44. I agree, Liz. Vannetta Chapman knows how to tell a story! Good luck!

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  45. Thanks for another opportunity to win!

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  46. Another great book waiting to be read!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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  47. I have been wanting to read this book. I really enjoy reading Amish books and this looks good. Thank you for the opportunity!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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  48. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance and I hope you have a blessed Easter
    makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com

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  49. I agree with y'all. I can't get enough Amish stories either! Good luck Jo, Melody and Lorraine.

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  50. Love all your books - I need to read this one. Thanks.

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  51. I enjoy your books, thank you for the chance to win!

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  52. Thank you for this contest. I would enjoy winning to be able to read this book.

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  53. I lose myself in your books (much to everyone's dismay) and this one sounds like great one to do that with!
    vickie
    vmorgan456 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  54. Beautiful review, Kav! Add me please, thanks.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  55. Would love a chance to win and read Vannetta's book. Really enjoy reading her books.

    Karen G
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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  56. Dear Kav,
    I would love to win this book so that I may add it to our church library collection.
    Thanks!
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Good luck Merry, Janet and Karen.

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  58. Great review. I love reading Vannetta Chapman's books. I would really love to win this one. Thank you for the opportunity.
    msbookwormlady(at)aol(dot)com

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